Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 30, 2016

TREFOIL-LIPPED JUG of  Hans van Rossum



Late 3rd century – early 4th century AD

Found: in the surrounding area of Sebaste (Samaria-Israel)

Size↑18.5 cm | ø 10.0 cm | Weight 188 g

Technique: Free blown, handle, foot and coils applied; tooled

Classification: Isings 1957 form 121a (variant)

Description: Transparent green glass, ovoid body standing on a splayed foot, cylindrical neck, trailed trefoil lip, broad and heavy angular strap-handle applied on the shoulder and attached to the rim. A coil ring is encircling the base of the neck. No pontil mark.

Condition: Intact, perfect condition, some colorful spots of iridescence on the body

Provenance: Jerusalem art market, Biblical Antiquities – Gil Chaya, Jerusalem 2004

Reference: Bonhams London, auction 12 July 2000 lot 70, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection, N. Kunina no. 261, Sotheby’s London,  auction 12 June 1997 lot 213, Ancient and Islamic Glass in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, A. Oliver Jr. no. 157, Charles Ede London Ltd. General Antiquities Catalogue 183 (2011) no. 33, Christie’s New York, auction 8 June 2012 (Wunsch Foundation) lot 160
Jean-David Cahn AG, Auktion 4 19. Oktober 2002 no. 377

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